Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems in the future. If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and handle any leaks in your lines. We know you rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 313-537-8111. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.